OIEC permanent representation in New York (UN): Experts at a Holy See Event stressed that good parenting is essential for peace

On June 1 2018, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN, together with the Universal Peace Federation, held a conference at UN Headquarters in New York entitled, “The Impact of Good Parenting on Children and Society: The Many Benefits of Nurturing Children’s Integrity in the Home.” The Conference was held to mark the June 1 Global Day of Parents, adopted by the United Nations in 2012.
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, highlighted that the parents’ role in creating environments of peace is the primary pillar for building communities of children who will grow to become peace-seeking adults who will shape the future of the world. “Good parenting is essential to achieve the biggest hopes that the international community strives to accomplish here at the United Nations,” Archbishop Auza said. “Since the future of the world passes by way of families today, parents and future parents need to be prepared, supported and encouraged to carry out their indispensable role, individually and mutually as a committed dynamic duo.”